Every year I make this long list of resolutions for the New Year; you know the list – the one with all things we want to change in the upcoming year. I am sure you are also familiar with how this list usually pans out, we may stick with it for a couple of weeks or maybe even a month and then we start to slide back into our comfortable existence giving up hope on those resolutions only to repeat this process year after year.
Well this year I vow that things will be different! I will change my life in 2015 and I am not making a list of resolutions; I am going to change my life with only ONE WORD!!
This year I am going to do something about ONE thing this year instead of nothing about everything.
Here is the idea:
Choose just one word that you hope must represents what God wants to do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. This single act will force you to see your actions clearly and allow you to concentrate on your efforts. As you concentrate on your word for an extended amount of time you will position yourself for God to form your character at a deep, sustainable level. Growth and change will result. – Mike Ashcroft – author of My One Word: Change your Life With Just One Word
I advise you to pray about what your one word should be instead of just randomly picking a word. This word should be something that will enhance your life and force you to make changes for the better.
I have really been praying my word for 2015 and I decided on INTENTIONAL.
There are times when I sit back and reflect on my day and I realize that I am not living intentionally. So much time passes with my family and I don’t feel like I am 100% present. There are days when I feel like I am just giving the minimum to the people in my life; almost like I am only doing enough to get by. That is going to change this year. I want to live with a purpose; I want to be intentional with each day – not just let the day fly by me!
The whole point of this post was to pick only ONE word, but I am going to sneak in a second word. JOY!!
The year I want our family to experience more laughter together! Time passes so quickly and I want to enjoy spending time with my family as much as possible.
Introducing our BRAND NEW run challenge for the holidays….HOLIDAY RUN STREAK!!!
WE ARE GOING STREAKING!!! Run, walk, skip, hop or jump 1 mile everyday from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day!!
This is challenge is going to be super fun and will really test our abilities to keep the streak alive!! Also, what better way to help keep off those unwanted holiday pounds that always seem to creep up on us during the holidays.
Registration for this challenge will include a specially designed, one of kind Holiday Run Streak medal and the option to purchase a matching T-Shirt. All medals and shirts will be shipped once the streak is complete on or around Jan 1.